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 NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER

Regional Exam Centers (REC) pre-screen applications, administer examinations, conduct oversight of Coast Guard approved courses, and support community outreach programs. It is important that you provide the Regional Exam Center with a complete application package to avoid delay.

You MUST have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before applying for a credential.

Boston, Massachusetts

Hours of Operation

***Closed all Federal Holidays***

Regional Exam Center: 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday 
Exam Room: 8:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday

Appointments: We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment before coming to a Regional Exam Center. Walk-Ins for applications will be handled on a "Space Available" basis only. Exams are by appointment only.  

Exam Scheduling: ALL Mariners are required to schedule their exams 3 working days prior to visiting a Regional Exam Center.

Exam Rules: Exams must be completed within the week started and on consecutive days. For those taking more than one module, a minimum of two modules per day is required. If applicable, mariners must bring plotting tools.

Building Access: The REAL ID Act of 2005 prohibits Federal agencies from accepting, for official purposes, driver's licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act's minimum standards (Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Washington). As of Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Federal agencies will be prohibited from accepting driver's licenses and identification cards from the listed states for accessing federal facilities and military installations. In order to gain access to an REC, you must provide a valid driver's license or identification card from a state that meets the Act's minimum standards OR by providing some form of currently valid federal identification (passport, TWIC, MMC, etc.). Failure to provide proof of acceptable identification will prevent you from entering the REC to conduct business which may affect your credential and/or application.

Access to the REC is separate from the Coast Guard Station - please use the glass and steel doors located along the sidewalk to enter.

 

Parking: Parking is not available in Boston except for public parking garages ($12-$15 hourly).

Tolls: Tobin Bridge $3.00, Massachusetts Turnpike various charges depending upon route. 

Local Restrictions: Pilotage Instructions.